door. An insurance company will
not (as a rule) issue you a health
insurance policy if you have “
Pre-existing Conditions.” Why should
you put your reputation on the
line by installing working hardware on a broken door?
If you see there are problems
that you know are going to inter-
fere with the proper operation of
the electrified hardware you’re
going to install; let the customer
know that those problems must
be fixed first! Then tell them, “I
can fix that!”
If the customer declines to
have the door problems fixed,
O.K., here’s another scenario;
what do you do if you need to
electrify panic exit hardware?
You can, of course buy an electri-
fied device such as Von Duprin
and simply wire it, or have it
wired into the system.
Let me stop here and make
a comment to folks that say, “I
don’t do electrified hardware
because it’s too complicated and
I’m no electrician!” But suppose
I told you that you can hire a
licensed electrician to do the wir-
ing, hook the device up and you
could still come out of the deal
7. Electronic components (
Courtesy Rutherford Controls, Int.).
8. You can tell the door’s sagging by
the drag marks on the threshold.
9. If you see drag marks on
the top edge of the door’s
latch side (see arrow 2) stile, it
most likely indicates that the
top hinge (see arrow 1) is loose,
bent, broken or distorted.
10. If the lock’s centerline (in this
instance a cylindrical lockset and
strike) and the strike’s centerline
are not matched you will have
a problem with your electrified
hardware working properly.